Social Media Calendar | Pet Holidays | Pet Health Awareness

2020 Pet Holidays for Veterinary Practices – Australia & New Zealand

It’s hard to come up with social media content that is relevant but it is particularly hard to keep up to date with key pet holidays. We’re helping veterinary practices out by keeping you informed of some of the most important pet holidays this year.

As well as important holidays, every year VetCheck launches it seasonal digital toolkits to help practices drive health awareness during each season. Sign up to VetCheck and instantly get access to these digital toolkits.


26 January - Australia Day


4 February - World Cancer Day

14 February - Valentines Day


Polite pets month

Poison prevention awareness month

17 March - St Patrick's Day

21 March - Adopt a Greyhound Day

26 March - Purple Day (Epilepsy awareness)


Heartworm Awareness Month

National Pet Month

1 April – April Fools! & Easter
7 April -World health day
8 April – healthy hips day
22 April - Earth day
24-20 April - World immunisation Day (WHO)
25 April - ANZAC Day

28 April - World Veterinary Day
30 April - International Guide Dog Day


12 May – Mother’s Day


Adopt-a-Cat Month

8 June - National Best Friends Day
19 June - National Garfield Day


National Daibetes Week
31 July - National mutt day


Pet Dental Health Month

17 August - National black cat appreciation day
22 April - National take your cat to the vet day
24 August - Daffodil Day

Every year in preparation for Pet Dental Health Month, VetCheck launches its Ultimate Veterinary Dental Toolkit to help veterinary teams drive dental business - with dental programs, marketing ideas and social media posts, VetCheck has you covered to drive dental awareness in August.



National disaster preparedness month
National guide dogs month

1 Sep - Ginger cat appreciation day

1 Sep - Father’s Day

28 Sep - AFL Grand Final

6 Oct - NRL Grand Final


4 Oct 4 - World animal day
16 Oct - Global cat day
31 Oct - Halloween


Pet Diabetes month

5 November - Melbourne Cup Day


National Pet ID Month

25 December - Christmas